Study expected to show Macon County employees underpaid

Macon County officials say a study being conducted regarding the compensation of county employees may show they are underpaid. County Manager Jack Horton said Tuesday the classification of pay plan study has been underway for the past six months and they’ve received some preliminary information, “We’ll find we have quite a few employees that are…

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NC jobless rate unchanged in May

No changes in the North Carolina jobless rate from April to May—that’s what Friday’s jobs report from the NC Department of Commerce is indicating. The unemployment remained flat at 9.4 percent for May and was the first time in four months there was no improvement in the rate. Over 16,000 jobs were lost in North…

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Senate budget proposes deep cuts to Macon schools

The North Carolina Senate has released its version of the state budget, and much like the House version, the Senate’s proposes cuts of over $1 million to Macon County Schools. The Senate budget cuts funds at K-12 schools across the state—they’d receive even less then they received this year. Governor Bev Perdue, a stronger supporter…

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More theft charges for local man and woman

A man and woman listing a Lakey Creek Road address were arrested by Macon County Sheriff’s Office on multiple theft-related crimes. According to arrest reports, Scotty Randall Clark and Cynthia Ann Bradley were arrested without incident on June 12. The pair is accused of felony counts of breaking and or entering and larceny. The two…

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County leaders get update on sweepstakes legislation

Video sweepstakes establishments in Macon County and across North Carolina could face heavy taxation if House Bill 1180 is approved by lawmakers. On Tuesday, Macon County Attorney Chester Jones updated the board of commissioners on the direction the state of North Carolina is taking on regulating the sweepstakes parlors. The bill, if approved would allow…

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Animal Control offers Father’s Day special on dog, cat adoptions

Macon County Animal Control describes last week’s special cat adoption program as a big success, and to further help animals in need of good home, they’re offering a special on both dog and cat adoptions for Father’s Day. Animal Control Director John Hook tells us today and tomorrow only, adoption fees for cats and dogs…

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